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I am looking in on getting a GTX 680 to replace my 470 or getting a xspc rasa 750 rx 360 and by a block for my 470 (i have an H50). Which way would you recommend? If i purchased the RX360 from frozencpu.com what else would i need to buy to have it work or does everything you need come with the kit?
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Get the 680 and forget about water cooling. Just make sure you get one with a good air cooler installed - Winforce 3, Twinfrozer 4 or something like that. Your case will easily handle the heat.
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Grab the 680. I went from a 470 too and I love it. Much faster and can now play all my games maxed out. (nearly all of them at least)

Watercooling won't really bring you much performance. Not compared to the 680 anyway. Get the cooling once you get some spare cash!
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I am looking in on getting a GTX 680 to replace my 470 or getting a xspc rasa 750 rx 360 and by a block for my 470 (i have an H50). Which way would you recommend? If i purchased the RX360 from frozencpu.com what else would i need to buy to have it work or does everything you need come with the kit?

Some additional information might help. What are your current temps? Are you having performance issues with your current GPU? Interested in installing a water cooling loop for the looks? Water cooling does look cool by the way, not a judgement on my part if that is a consideration.

I am not 100% sure, but I believe everything needed, hardware wise, comes in that kit. You may also want to consider sourcing separate parts and putting the loop together yourself. The basics for a water cooling loop are the reservoir, pump, radiator/s, cooling block, tubing, fittings and the coolant. a simple loop with quality parts can be done for a reasonable price and built to meet your needs.

Hope this helps. I would also recommend checking out the water cooling section as there are many greats builds to learn from and a few informational posts worth checking out.
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my temps at idle: Cpu 26c Gpu 45c during BF3 Cpu 56c Gpu 57c. No problems just want to be ready for the future.
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Cooling does not seem to be an issue. If you have the scratch I would go for the 680 then thumb.gif
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Thank all of you for your help.
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